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Google’s DeepMind AI is now training machines using IQ tests to improve abstract thought 

AI has moved a step closer to achieving human-like thought, after a new project developed machines capable of abstract thought to pass parts of an IQ test.

Experts from DeepMind, which is owned by Google parent company Alphabet, put machine learning systems through their paces with IQ tests, which are designed to measure a number of reasoning skills.

The puzzles in the test involve a series of seemingly random shapes, which participants need to study to determine the rules of that dictate the pattern.

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